Tim Wilkerson, MFA, is an award-winning filmmaker whose work has been seen both nationally in the U.S. and internationally via television, DVD, the Internet, and in more than thirty international film festivals. As a professional cinematographer he has worked with clients ranging from IBM, Ford Motor Company, The International Red Cross, Caterpillar Tractor, State Farm Insurance, and The National Association of Broadcasters.
In his more personal filmic work, Wilkerson has concentrated on short narrative, experimental and documentary projects. In 1993, he received a BA in Cinema and Photography from Southern Illinois University. After a year and a half studying cinema production in Cairo, Egypt as a Fulbright Fellow, he returned to the States and graduated in 2002 with an MFA in Radio-TV-Film production and theory from the University of Texas at Austin. At Austin he was a Jacob K. Javits Fellow (the Arts and Humanities equivalent of the National Science Foundation Fellowship).
For the first five years of his professional academic career, he taught video production at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. Currently he is an assistant professor at Northwestern University in Qatar. His most recent project has been purchased by Al Jazeera Documentary and International Channels for international satellite broadcast, and is a feature length documentary about a 25 year-long, anti-nuclear peace vigil in front of the White House.